This Is our Village

Friday, March 30, 2012

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Friends keep sending me this stuff ...
Skinny Dipping The Whole Story:

An elderly man in Florida had owned a large farm for several years. He had a large pond in the back.
It was properly shaped for swimming, so he fixed it up nice with picnic tables, horseshoe courts, and some orange, and lime trees.
One evening the old farmer decided to go down to the pond, as he hadn't been there for a while, and look it over.
He grabbed a five-gallon bucket to bring back some fruit. As he neared the pond, he heard voices shouting and laughing with glee.
As he came closer, he saw it was a bunch of young women skinny-dipping in his pond. He made the women aware of his presence and
they all went to the deep end.
One of the women shouted to him, 'we're not coming out until you leave!'
The old man frowned, 'I didn't come down here to watch you ladies swim naked or make you get out of the pond naked.. '
Holding the bucket up he said, 'I'm here to feed the alligator.'

Some old men can still think fast 

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Turning off water

If an upstairs condo unit owner is gone for the summer and we notice that his main water valve is left in the open position can we as a board member allowed to turn the valve off for preventive measures. Thank you so much for your advice.

Just a thought

Just a thought , I like the one picture at the top of the blog page, not the bottom one. I think its to busy for my eyes. Just a thought

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Tax Refund Scam

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The IRS asked my son why he filed twice – someone else had scooped his refund. And from daughter in Tampa - “It is running rampant here with the theft of ss# and filing fake returns.  For example, people in medical offices are selling patient information to people who then turn around and file a false tax return and collect the $. 
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UCO OPEN MEETINGS - APRIL 2012 - LATEST UPDATES

Cerabino: False rumor frightens thespians in Century Village drama

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http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/cerabino-false-rumor-frightens-thespians-in-century-village-2265728.html
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learn more about alzheimers

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as lanny said he doesn't know that much about alzheimers disease . so I invite you and all who are interested to our president/resident council meeting on may 9th in the party room from 9;30 to 11;30. our guest speakers will be addressing this issue. there are many in our community that are struggling with this disease either as caregivers or family members of one that is suffering with alzheimers. please come and tell anyone you know that would like to learn more to come to our meeting. thanks
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Rumor Control

 
 



There is NO TRUTH to the rumor that the Resident Show would be terminated. The rumor had run wild, petition, picketing, and the PB Post in the person (oh no!) of Frank Cerabino.
No-one had checked on the rumor by calling UCO or WPRF, that would easily have reassured the village. 

So it was “Let's Put On A Show” at UCO this morning. No harm, no foul, maybe a little raised blood pressure.
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Monday, March 26, 2012

Angry customers more likely to be lying



Posted on March 23, 2012 by Marketing
The customer is always right, unless they’re really angry in which case it’s more likely they’re actually lying if new research from the University of Sydney is to be believed.
The study, conducted by the university’s business school, found that people who lie during a service encounter have more extreme reactions to the outcome than their honest peers.
The explanation behind this phenomena is that the effort put into constructing the lie polarises the reaction to the lie’s response – if the story isn’t believed the teller is usually more surprised and has a stronger reaction, whereas if the story is believed the consumer usually feels more satisfied for having lied to get what they want than if they told the truth.
“Lying is hard work,” Dr Christina Anthony, the project’s lead researcher, elaborates. More >> http://www.marketingmag.com.au/news/angry-customers-more-likely-to-be-lying-12035/

(isn't very angry also a stage in Alzheimers)



Saturday, March 24, 2012

WEDNESDAY, EXCURSION BUS

The Excursion bus, will depart at 9:30AM, from the Main Clubhouse.
Reservations, are necessary and MUST be made, ONE (1) week in advance.
Sign Up Sheets ( at Guard's Desk of main clubhouse) will be available
from WEDNESDAY thru SATURDAY, collected on SUNDAY.
TICKETS, will be distributed prior to boarding, to those whose names appear
on this list first, the first FIFTY FIVE (55) WILL BE GUARANTEED A SEAT.
Should there be NO SHOWS, the ALTERNATE List, ( which too will be
available at the Guard's Desk, & can be found behind the Sign Up Sheet)
will be used.
The SCHEDULE is as follows:

WALLMART & WELLINGTON  -   March 21st, April 4th, April 18th
CITY PLACE & THE GARDENS -   March 28th, April 25th
LAKE WORTH BEACH                -   April 11th
FESTIVAL FLEA MARKET         -   May 2nd

REMEMBER, RESERVATIONS ARE NECESSARY & MUST BE MADE
ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE.
POSTED ON BEHALF OF THE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE,
LORI TORRES, CHAIR.

AM I THE ONLY ONE?

Because I can get them for free, I have been reading old spy stories lately on my Kindle. So I was “in the mood” to buy Comcast’s shortened version of “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” and watch it over the weekend. I never saw the original TV series. The only trouble starting out is that it has been like all these movies nowadays.
Our high school English teacher told us about the literary device called a flashback, but it seems that the movies are carrying flashbacks to great lengths today. Flashbacks are going off like flashbulbs—all over the place.
Different chapters in a book are often about “parallel” action taking place—that’s all right except it seems to me the movies do this to excess.
I don’t find it easy to follow the unraveling of a mystery with all this back-and-forth taking place at lighting speed. I can’t even remember who’s who half the time.
I know it’s partly me, because the person I attend the movies with follows the plots much better than I. “Don’t you remember from the beginning?” she’ll say. “The guy with the scar on his cheek is her love interest in Italy.” But my friend often watches the same movie two or three times, which makes me wonder if THAT isn’t the moviemakers’ angle: to get you coming back.
All I know is, I have a lot of difficulty following the movies nowadays. Do you?
I’ll be giving “Tinker, Tailor” a couple of more tries today and tomorrow.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Sign Suggestion


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CITIZENS BANK

If you receive an email from Citizens Bank asking you to update your Contract Details
for Account Maintenance please delete it from your computer.  Citizens Bank has just
informed me that the email from Citizens Bank is a fraud email.

UCO OPEN MEETINGS - APRIL 2012

SUBJECT TO CHANGE
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DAVE ISRAEL
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Thursday, March 22, 2012

TOWN HALL MEETING

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TOWN HALL MEETING
APRIL 25, 2012
MAIN CLUBHOUSE
ROOM C @ 9:30 AM
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All are welcome to the town hall meeting featuring Juan Harris, representing "Hanley Center". He will be speaking on Senior Drug Awareness.
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Mr. Harris is the Program Director for Older Adults and Freedom Program for Boomers.
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Don't miss this informative meeting
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Dave Israel
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Beware of John: Scammer in our midst




















I learned today of an unfortunate circumstance going on in CV that I wanted to share with y’all. I found out there is a guy named John walking around the village who promotes himself as a handyman. John is tall and slim; he's a very Irish looking guy who speaks with a heavy Bostonian accent. I learned that John sits at bus stops seeking handyman work. The punch line to his handyman story is he receives deposit money from folks and never performs the promised work. How do I know this? Recently I saw a PBSO near John’s residence.

By the way, in case you’re wondering, John currently lives in his blue Cadillac. A grey tarp hangs over the broken driver’s side window, and there is no tag on the vehicle. For the uninitiated, it’s parked on the north side of the Canterbury A building.

Back to the story – standing close enough to overhear the details, I learned that John had stolen $60 from a lady living in Dorchester named Marilyn. She had called PBSO to report the crime. PBSO did not arrest him or even deal with him. Rather, I overheard PBSO advise Marilyn to pursue a civil action in court, reference a contract dispute. Meantime, John continues preying on us.

John’s story doesn’t stop there. In speaking with a friend living across the street from where John’s car is parked I learned that John has actually been living in that parking space for several months now. Folks like my friend say they can’t figure out how this circumstance can happen in our community, and why it can't be stopped? I heard at the pool today from someone very close to CV Security that even though the security team is very aware of John and this situation, CV security claims to be helpless, citing to Canterbury A's residents it’s an association problem. The Canterbury A Association would like him gone too but they are also running into road blocks because John’s guest pass is issued by a resident of another association; however, although he is not living with or being supervised by that resident, they have not revoked his guest pass so he's free to live inside his car, in that parking space on the north side of Canterbury A.

The bureaucracy we all love to keep us safe also seems to fail us when there is a unique internal problem like John’s situation. As it stands at this moment no one is able to completely wrap around this circumstance to bring it to an end: not PBSO, not UCO, not CV Security, not the Canterbury A Association. Supposedly each entity is bound by some prohibitive bureaucracy or rule.

It's been a really great season so the intent of this note is not to complain. Rather, to the contrary, while the details of John’s eviction are worked out by all concerned parties, I wanted to warn y'all to beware of John.

Best regards,
Lenny Cohen

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Questions from the Community - Directories

As promised at our last Board Certification Class, I would begin publishing some of the questions we did not have time to discuss during the presentation.

We wish to publish a directory of unit owners, including their phone numbers and e-mail addresses, do we have to obtain their permission?

Section 718.111(12), Florida Statutes, prohibits the Association from giving out unit owners’ phone numbers and e-mail addresses. However, an owner may consent in writing to the disclosure of protected information. Therefore, the Association should have its community association attorney draft a waiver for the types of information you wish to publish. The waiver must be signed by all unit owners whose personal identifying information (phone numbers, secondary addresses, email addresses, etc.) will appear in the directory.

Reminder: Board Certification Class Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 21, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. until Noon, Becker & Poliakoff will be holding the final Board Certification class of the season at the Century Village clubhouse. Remember, if you want to take a Board Certification class you must do so within 90 days of being appointed or elected to the Board. This is a three hour class and you must stay for the entire presentation in order to receive your certificate.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Turnpike Sound Barrier

Why is it that Century Village does not have a SOUND BARRIER
along the western edge adjacent to the Florida Turnpike?
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Your Blogmeister replies
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REF:
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/blogs/content/shared-blogs/palmbeach/conezone/entries/2007/04/06/plan_to_speed_up_noise_wall_ni.html
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Plan To Speed Up Noise Wall Nixed



County Commissioner Jeff Koons thought he had come up with a way to accelerate the construction of a noise wall for residents at Century Village.

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The retirement community is located next to Florida’s Turnpike, just north of Okeechobee Boulevard. Residents aren’t too happy about waiting another eight years, when the highway is scheduled to be widened from Okeechobee to PGA Boulevard, for a wall.
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Why not extend the northern limits of a project set to begin in 2011 between Lake Worth Road and Okeechobee to include the Century Village area, Koons proposed.
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It won’t work, turnpike officials responded.
“Construction limits established at Okeechobee Road serve as logical termini where an additional lane can be dropped at the northbound exit ramp,” James Ely, the turnpike’s executive director, wrote Koons.
“To extend the widening past the exit would require increased merging areas and contribute to increased safety concerns and the potential for future bottlenecks.”
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Ely went on to say that projects in Palm Beach County are some of the turnpike’s highest priorities. It’s possible, if additional money becomes available, the widening between Okeechobee and PGA can start sooner than 2015, he said.
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The state only builds noise walls when the adjacent highway is expanded.
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Ely ended his letter on a cautionary note for the folks at Century Village.
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The noise barriers “may not provide the degree of relief anticipated by residents and would only noticeably reduce traffic noise for those residents within close proximity to the noise barriers. Residents above the first floor and beyond the first row of homes nearest the barriers may notice little or no difference in noise levels.”
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Free Flamenco Guitar Performance with Howard Greenblatt @ the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach!

Join us at the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach (formerly the West Palm Beach Public Library) for a FREE musical event this Sunday afternoon! Enjoy Classical and Flamenco guitar with local favorite, Howard Greenblatt. Greenblatt has played throughout the Eastern United States, Canada, and England, including a concert at New York’s Carnegie Recital Hall which The New York Times reviewed as “first rate.” 


This free, one-hour concert is sponsored by The FRIENDS of the West Palm Beach Public Library. The performance will be held in the library's Auditorium, third floor. For more information call 561-868-7701. Free parking on Sundays.

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach
411 Clematis Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
561-868-7701


See you this Sunday!


Theresa Trabucco
Reference Librarian

W.P.R.F., INC. - CHANGE OF MOVIE SCREENING VENUE

Sunday, March 18, 2012

New Blog Layout

Ole, even better. Bigger panorama and calendar shots plus more.
Thank you Ken

2011 Camera Club Trip To Palm Beach Zoo


2011 Camera Club Trip To Palm Beach Zoo
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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Friday Racing



UCO REPORTER - APRIL 2012 - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE

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Hi all,
The UCO Reporter staff is pleased to announce the publication of the Web version of the April edition  of the UCO Reporter. Follow the link:

http://goo.gl/WzHlB

Of course you may access this edition of the  Reporter and many other editions from the sidebar.

Dave Israel
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NEW LAYOUT OF THE BLOG

It's great looking, it's wonderful and easy to read. The new layout of the blog
is wonderful. Thank you for changing it.

Wireless Access

I read in the latest edition of the UCO Reporter there is a plan to provide CV residents with wireless internet access. I think it is a terrific idea. Does anyone have any information on this initiative? I would be interested to know if there are any projected roll out dates for each of the phases.

An Appreciation

Thanks to whom ever, found the time to UP date the Executive Board
List, on the side bar, much appreciated.

Friday, March 16, 2012

More Picasa 3.9


CV Camera Club cameraclubcv@gmail.com

Testing Picasa 3.9



Testing Picasa 3.9. If you want to expand your photo knowledge email the CV Camera Club cameraclubcv@gmail.com
Fast trip around the CV Clubhouse on a quiet morning. These are unimproved photos - sorry class!

Clubhouse Iguana


First one I have seen in the village, though they are common in surrounding neighborhoods, and Frank Cerabino's pool.  It is vegetarian, does not even eat midgies. Shy - swam away.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

SCIENCE WATCH: Danger from Raccoons

SCIENCE WATCH; Danger From Raccoons
(Taken from the Internet)
A common intestinal worm in raccoons can infect people, sometimes with fatal results, the American Veterinary Medical Association has warned.
The association's Council on Public Health and Regulatory Veterinary Medicine noted that the parasite, Baylisascaris procyonis, has recently caused fatal infections in two children, as well as some species of wildlife.
Adults can also be infected, resulting in damage to the eyes and other symptoms.
The parasites are transmitted by the ingestion of eggs excreted by raccoons. The eggs may contaminate hands, objects or food that are put in the mouth. After ingestion, the eggs can hatch into larvae that migrate throughout the body, especially to the brain, eyes and spinal cord.
The council cautioned that raccoons frequently inhabit residential and recreational areas and the parasite eggs can remain infective for a long time after they are excreted.
The organization advised that pets and children not be allowed in areas where raccoons may have nested or been caged. It also urged people to wash their hands immediately after contact with dirt or fecal matter.

Sheffield F Yard Sale

YARD SALE
SHEFFIELD F
SATURDAY MARCH 17TH
9AM TO 3PM
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
S. Goldstein

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Canterbury Block Party

Neither wind nor rain can stop a Canterbury Block Party. 
Big thank you to Fausto Fabbro, Gloria Samuel, and many helpers.





Lake Worth Excursion v Presidents' Council

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The Lake Worth Excursion bus has been moved to tomorrow - Wednesday.  Who is speaking at the Presidents' Council tomorrow?  TIA
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YARD SALE

YARD SALE


2nd annual

BERKSHIRE AREA  (A-K)

SATURDAY

MARCH 17th

9:30am

call

Barbara @ (978) 302-9395




Sunday, March 11, 2012

WPB Waterfront Cancellations

THE FOLLOWING EVENTS WILL NOT BE HELD ON THESE DATES ONLY:
Sunday on the Waterfront: Sunday, March 18
Clematis by Night: Thursday, March 22
West Palm Beach GreenMarket: Saturday, March 24 ... BOOO!
The normal event schedule will resume following the Boat Show
For all other Waterfront event information: 561/822-1515

Friday, March 9, 2012

COUNTRY WESTERN MUSIC & DANCING.

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COUNTRY WESTERN MUSIC & LINE DANCING,


 provided by Alex & Mary Testa, has met with huge SUCCESS, since it's inception, this year...Unfortunately, their last gathering, for the season,  will take place, this coming THURSDAY, MARCH 15TH, from 6PM to 10PM in the Clubhouse Party Room.  


Instruction in Line Dancing from 6 to 7PM, followed by Country Western Dancing ( Texas 2 step,line dancing etc.) all to the music of Country Greats, such as Patsy Kline, Johnny Cash, to name but a few, so if you enjoy Dancing or Listening, or just plain socializing, do drop in.. It's Free!
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Whitefly Revisited


Most associations sprayed against the hungry whitefly in order to protect their ficus bushes.
I have a theory, all the whitefly gangs then concentrated on unsprayed sections of ficus hedge and this photo taken today is the result – ex ficus. If you are planting bushes, cocoplum or trinette don't have major bugs (yet).

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NEED RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HOUSECLEANERS

Hello Everyone!

I am looking for recommendations for house cleaner that can move furniture and clean floors spotlessly!! HELP!! And thanks for responding in advance.
Suzy

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Raccoons are invading Century Village

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        This is becoming a Village wide problem, can UCO help with this infestation? I understand that as one of their predators, namely alligators, are trapped , raccoon's are multiplying.
please H.E.L.P !.........
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Termite infestation

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Our board was discussing about methods used to eliminate termite infestation. Do they still use tents in this process? If not, are unit owners obliged to vacate their premises during the procedure and if so for how long of a period?
Thank you so much. Our board is very grateful with your quick and informative responses.
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Giant Windsor Q Flea Market


 Saturday, March 10, 2012
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

At Windsor Q
Windsor Dr & Camden Dr

Lots of Vendors
New and Used Merchandise
Something for Everyone

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Spring Forward

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Oh, my calendar just told me - it's the lose an hour's sleep weekend coming up - Daylight Saving Time - starts sunday march 11---time to change all the clocks before sacking in saturday night - spring ahead CV friends.
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Coventry C Flea Market

Coventry C Flea Market
SATURDAY MARCH 10
Raindate Sunday, March 11th.
9AM TO 3PM
LOTS OF VENDORS
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
S. Goldstein

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Security Check

Hi,
We would like to do our own security check on an individual who is in the process of buying a condo in our association. This individual is known by our residents and has provided us with his annual income which is substantial. Is it possible to do our own  financial and criminal security check without going through UCO. This question has been raised by the majority of our board members. I thank you in advance for your response.

Sir David

No not our Dave!  Sir David at his very best - To honor the 85-year-old national treasure who just concluded narrating his final series on the BBC, a UK ad agency mashed up footage from his BBC shows with his spoken-word recording of Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World."

Monday, March 5, 2012

Election

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I  would like to thank everyone involved in the election on Friday, March 2, 2012. From Dave who chose me for the chairmanship, to the people who gave me background information and advice, I thank you. I did not always agree with what you told me, but be assured that I weighed every thing thoroughly and thoughtfully.


To the people involved in the actual election, from handing out ballots to counting and tallying, I thank you. To the people who did themselves and the candidates they represented a service by acting properly, I thank you.


I congratulate the winners and thank the non-winners for giving their time and effort to serve all the residents of Century Village.


I do not want to name names, as I fear leaving someone out, but you know who you are and please accept my gratitude.


Good luck to everyone and let us all have a successful year for the benefit of all the residents.


Marilyn S. Gorodetzer
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Peter Amato

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Has anyone done business with this man? Any observations would be appreciated. If you have had an unpleasant experience it's probably best to not be slanderous in this public forum however please do not hesitate to contact me privately.

Thanks!

- Joe

Windsor Q Flea Market

Saturday March 10, 2012 ( Rain Date Sunday March 11)




Giant Flea Market on Saturday, March 10, 2012
Rain Date March 11, 2012
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
At Windsor Q
Windsor Dr & Camden Dr
Lots of Vendors
New and Used Merchandise
Something for Everyone

Sunday, March 4, 2012

DELEGATE ASSEMBLY MARCH 2, 2012 - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE



Delegate Assembly Video Production Team
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Videography ..... Laurent, W.P.R.F., INC
Video Rendering ..... Ed Black
Upload to Vimeo ..... Dave Israel
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One of the many products of the UCO Information Technology Team.
Please consider volunteering
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Dave Israel
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Taxing Taxes

I forgot who asked! But there is AARP/IRS tax help at the Okeechobee Branch Library – March, Thursdays 1pm, and Fridays 10am.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

ELECTION CONGRATULATIONS

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Hi all,
Marilyn Pomerantz passes along the following message:


"CONGRATULATIONS:
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who voted for me as your Corresponding Secretary for the UCO board. To all good luck for an up and coming 2 years in office. I’m sure that between all of us working together, we will do our very best for our residents in the village. Again, Congrats to all.
Thank you.
Marilyn Pomerantz
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Clarification to an Earlier Post

It has come to my attention that a clarification needs to be made regarding a previous post in which I gave an example of how sometimes computer and Information Technology (IT) changes so quickly that it leaves in its wake many who had earlier, successful careers but just did not keep up for whatever reason.

I cited a case in point regarding a computer class where one of the teachers had mentioned to me that his career had been in the IT field.  Some thought my anecdote referred to certain people here is the village. I have not spoken to any teachers of any clubs at Century Village or in South Florida who were in the IT field prior to retirement. The class I spoke of was not a class that was anywhere local.  I'm not aware of anyone locally that would fit the story I described.

This anecdote was relayed by an instructor in a class I was  in with a group of coworkers during a training session  several months ago in San Diego, California. It had nothing to do with nor was it related to any individual here in Century Village or in Florida.   My apologies go out to anyone who felt my comments were directed at them or to a friend of theirs here in the village. That was not the case, I assure you.

Election

Thankfully the election is over for another year. I am proud of most candidates for addressing the issues. Now we may return to the Business of this Village.

I thank all who supported my run for Treasurer and congratulate
all who won.


Ed Black

Computer Club Classes

I want to send out a reminder for members of the Computer Club - there will be 3 lectures/presentations on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 2:45PM.

"Using Microsoft Word Application to Create Publications" by Anitra Kraus

This presentation will be for those who would like to learn how to use MS Word's templates to create publications.

"Working with Windows 7 Files and Folders" by Lee Hunt

This presentation is for those who are not familiar with the new features of Windows 7 folders, and Libraries. I will cover the components of the folder window, basics of directory structure, how to find files and folders using file paths, use of the context menu and the many ways to use the tools - Cut, Copy, Move, Paste and Select All when working with files and folders.

"Fun with Dropbox" by Lee Hunt

This presentation will feature the very popular service called "Dropbox". This service allows users to
  1. Copy files and folders to several computers automatically. When pictures, videos or documents are added to Dropbox, it automatically adds those same items to all computers belonging to the user using the "cloud".
  2. Provides a free backup service of the user's files to the "Cloud" automatically.
  3. Allows sharing of files and folders across the Internet for easy access by friends, family or others that the user gives permission to see. This makes it easy to see movies, pictures and documents without the need to email attachments, many of which would normally be to large to send.
I will show you how to use the service to do all three.

I personally invite you to join Anitra and myself on Wednesday, March 7, at 2:45PM in the Computer Club classroom on the 2nd floor of the Main Clubhouse.  Remember, the presentations are for members only and are free. If a non-member would like to take advantage of these classes and lectures, you can become a member of the Computer Club. The dues are minimal and you can learn much from the classes, lectures, meet other computer users and have fun to boot! I hope to see you there!

congratulations,maxwell

i am sorry i was not there to give my congrats in person. but i look forward to another year on my watch working with you.

again, good luck, mrs.a
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Hi Lanny,
This is Maxwell:
    Mrs. A is driving the car!!
    Dave 
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TWO MORE YEARS - THANKS TO ONE AND ALL

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What's Past is Prologue *
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The people have spoken and honored me once again with two more years in Office as UCO President.
I must first thank the small dedicated group of volunteers on my Campaign Committee. They carried the load and they delivered the bacon.
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Our first two years have been dotted with a number of advances in service to our unit owners, and I assure you all that there is an equally aggressive agenda for the next two years. This agenda will be developed and executed by my team of fellow Officers, and our UCO volunteers. The keynote of my second term will be, as it was for my first term "Service, not Power"! Those who lose sight of this mantra and get it backwards, are bound to fail!
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In order to accomplish great deeds, one needs great volunteers; I call upon all of you who read this who may possess important skills that might be turned to public service, come to UCO and volunteer; we are particularly in need of computer literate folks to work on expanding IT services. So, step up and help UCO to move forward in service to our Village.
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Dave Israel
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* William Shakespeare - The Tempest

Friday, March 2, 2012

THANK YOU, MARILYN, YOUR COMMITTEE ,ALL THE VOLUNTEERS THAT COUNTED AND THE PEOPLE THAT OBSERVED.  YOU DID A WONDERFUL JOB!
.CONGRATS TO ALL THE WINNERS. .  Barbara Cornish

CONGRATULATIONS

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Congratulations to all the people who have won their positions via our election process. I wish you all the best in the next couple of years. Should you need me for anything I am here to help in anyway possible.

Also Mr. Israel I did not put any letters nor did I authorize anyone to put any letters on any doors. If I did my name would have surely been on them as was the case when I posted the articles on the blog and in the UCO  Reporter.

Again Congrats on your re-election.

Frank La Fountain
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This is Dave



Happy Dave back with his village again for 2 years. He seems to have forgotten the other side like pic #3!
Congratulations Dave.


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UCO ELECTIONS CERTIFIED VOTE TOTALS - MARCH 2, 2012

    Hi all,
The chart shows the Certified Election results. Additionally, since Dom Guarnagia, who was on the Executive Board, and subsequently filled out the unexpired term of Sal Bummolo as Vice President; the eleventh highest total for Executive Board in the chart above, Mr Phillip Shapkin, will be on the Executive Board for 1 year.
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Dave Israel
President Elect
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UCO Election Results

Are the UCO Election results available?

40 YEAR RECERTIFICATION - MIAMI DADE COUNTY

Hi all,
A question arose at Delegate Assembly today about 40 year recertification. While not yet law in Palm Beach County, it is the law in Miami - Dade County. Following is the Miami Municipal Code requireing 40 Year Recertification:

REF:

(f)http://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=10620&stateId=9&stateName=Florida
Recertification of buildings and components:

(i)
For the purpose of this Subsection, recertification shall be construed to mean the requirement for specific inspection of existing buildings and structures and furnishing the Building Official with a written report of such inspection as prescribed herein.
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Inspection procedures shall conform, in general, with the minimum inspection procedural guidelines as issued by the Board of Rules and Appeals.
(2)
Such inspection shall be for the purpose of determining the general structural condition of the building or structure to the extent reasonably possible of any part, material or assembly of a building or structure which affects the safety of such building or structure and/or which supports any dead or designed live load, and the general condition of its electrical systems pursuant to the Building Code.
(ii)
(1)
All buildings, except single-family residences, duplexes and minor structures as defined below, shall be recertified in the manner described below where such buildings or structures have been in existence for forty (40) years or longer, as determined by the Building Official, who shall at such time issue a Notice of Required Inspection to the building owner.
(2)
Subsequent recertification shall be required at ten (10) years interval.
(3)
In the event a building is determined to be structurally and electrically safe under the conditions set forth herein, and such building or structure is less than forty (40) years of age, recertification shall not be required for a minimum of ten (10) years from that time, or age forty (40), whichever is the longer period of time.
(iii)
Minor buildings or structures shall, for the purpose of this subsection, be buildings or structures in any occupancy group having an occupant load of ten (10) or less, as determined by Table 1003.1 (FBC) Minimum Occupant Load of the Florida Building Code and having a gross area of 2,000 sq. ft. or less.
(iv)
(1)
The owner of a building or structure subject to recertification shall furnish, or cause to be furnished, within ninety (90) days of Notice of Required Inspection, a written report to the Building Official, prepared by a Professional Engineer or Architect registered in the State of Florida, certifying that each such building or structure is structurally and electrically safe, or has been made structurally and electrically safe for the specified use for continued occupancy, in conformity with the minimum inspection procedural guidelines as issued by the Board of Rules and Appeals.
(2)
Such written report shall bear the impressed seal and signature of the responsible Engineer or Architect who has performed the inspection.
(3)
Such Engineer or Architect shall undertake such assignments only where qualified by training and experience in the specific technical field involved in the inspection and report.
(4)
Such report shall indicate the manner and type of inspection forming the basis for the report and description of any matters identified as requiring remedial action.
(5)
In the event that repairs or modifications are found to be necessary resulting from the recertification inspection, the owner shall have a total of 150 days from the date of Notice of Required Inspection in which to complete indicated repairs or modifications which shall be executed in conformance with all applicable Sections of the Building Code.
(v)
When installed on threshold buildings, structural glazing systems, shall be inspected by the owner at 6 months intervals for the first year after completion of the installation. The purpose of the inspection shall be to determine the structural condition and adhesive capacity of the silicone sealant. Subsequent inspections shall be performed at least once every 5 years at regular intervals for structurally glazed curtain wall systems installed on threshold buildings.
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W.P.R.F., INC. NOTICE - BINGO GUESTS

WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS TO HOLD OFFICE IN UCO

Hi all,
How observant are you, some months ago, in the UCO Reporter, a so called letter to the Editor was planted which in effect laid down a new requirement to hold office in UCO. Namely, "Glad Handing" in the Clubhouse, or anywhere else on Campus. This appears to involve "being seen" in the lobby, at Club meetings Etc. shaking hands with everyone, with big false smiles on your face. "look at me" this Candidate is saying, "you know who I am"; implying that this is reason to vote for him!!
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Of course, in the next millisecond, this same Candidate may be seen browbeating and intimidating bus riders, for the cardinal sin of desiring to board the bus for an excursion trip!!
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I on the other hand, do not commandeer UCO vehicles to junket about Campus "being seen" , "pressing the flesh" and barking orders like a newly minted Army corporal. 
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Managing UCO business, requires hard knowledge of  Law and Bylaw, and the ability to do the research necessary to actually solve problems. When I first took Office as UCO President, UCO Operations was in the Dark Ages as regards Information Technology. Now we have emerged full blown in the 21st. Century, and we continue to move forward.
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Vote for continued progress, deny the Glad-Hander and the Rage-monger and send him home forever; vote for Dave Israel for UCO President!
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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Unsigned Accusations: Seriously?

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What a disappointment! Yesterday at the Candidates Forum, we had a Century Village to be proud of: adults in the room candidly asking and answering questions. Today we get a letter in the mail full of accusations dropped at our doors from people without the decency or the courage to sign it. Whoever you are, you destroyed your credibility. If you are ashamed to sign your name, you must know your claims don't hold water.

David, those of us who know you and have followed your administration know that this letter contains distortions and inaccuracies. They aren't worth addressing. We all need to ask ourselves if we want to vote for people who will stand behind what they say. Truth, indeed. People who tell the truth sign their names.

Since the letter included a list of candidates to vote for with Frank Cornish's name at the top of the list, we might assume that Frank either wrote this or supports it. If not, he should refute it. Anonymous letters are not the way good, credible candidates communicate or allow themselves to be represented.

Unsigned direct mail has no credibility and neither do candidates who resort to it.
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Vote for Dave

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My letter was not very visible in the UCO Reporter so here it is again.
As elections approach I want to say that Dave Israel's high personal integrity is the bedrock of our village. He is not seen a great deal in public, he is not out glad handing, but we know he is there for endless hours in UCO and at Delegate meetings. To know him is to have the greatest confidence in anything with which he is associated. He helps every and all associations, mine would have been much poorer without Dave's advice. UCO staff appreciate his outstanding abilities and his willingness to assist with any and all tasks.
The hate mail in the village and the malcontents that harass UCO are truly loathsome compared to Dave's steady personal character and intelligence.
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HAVE YOU READ THE UNSIGNED "DOOR HANGINGS" - NOW READ THE SIGNED TRUTH

BY
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Dave Israel
As presented at the First ever Candidates Forum
February 27, 2012
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UNSIGNED SCURRILOUS NOTES SHOWING UP ON UNIT OWNER DOORS

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Hi all,
I have read unsigned (actionable) false statements about me that  are being distributed in the Village; in a last minute desperate attempt to garner votes. While I suppose this is de rigueur in Century Village, I wish to ask you all to give such unsigned tripe the disregard it deserves!

Look at the record, and vote for continued accomplishments and reduction in costs; send the glad-hander and rage monger home for good on March 2, 2012. Give me, Dave Israel,  two more years as a proven commodity who clearly identifies himself on election brochures.

I further call upon both candidates for President; Frank Cornish and Frank LaFountain to categorically repudiate on this Website, this trash being hung on the doors of our unit owners.

Dave Israel
Candidate for UCO President
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UCO ELECTIONS

8:00 AM  to 9:00 AM SHARP
 DELEGATES, REMEMBER TO VOTE..It is a privilege

Vote, Vote, Vote

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The good people of Century Village know and appreciate the work and benefits from Dave for the past 2 years. They will not vote for the malcontents who spread poison and HAVE NEVER COME UP WITH ONE USEFUL IDEA. They will not vote for quitters or anonymous mudslingers. They will not vote for those who enabled expensive disasters. We love ya Dave and all you do.

GOOD LUCK DAVE


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